Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, January 06, 1928, Image 3

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    Bellefonte, Pa., January 6, 1928
Your Health,
The First Concern.
“Blindness is a terrible affliction.
If one is prone to doubt this state-
‘ment, that doubt will be entirely re-
moved by closing the eyes and then
starting to go somewhere,” said Dr.
Theodore B. Appel, secretary of
health, today. “Vocational training
and the habitual optimism of the
blind can in no wise diminish the
tragedy of the utter darkness to
which many thousands of men, women
.and children have been consigned.
“The great war has sent back to
‘all the belligerent nations large num-
bers of men who will never see again
— their vision laid on the altar of de-
votion to their country. But there
is no such excuse for the picture to
be seen at any institution for blind
children. They were not in the war.
Many of them arrived even after the
armistice. That by far the greater
number of these youngsters literally
have been robbed of their sight in-
creases the pathos of the situation.
“Germs that destroy the sight of
the new-born cause a big proportion
of child blindness today. And these
germs are promptly destroyed when
properly attacked with a nitrate of
silver solution.
«Under a regulation of the health
. department all new-born babies must
receive a preventive treatment. The
regulation reads: J § ¢ shall be the duty
. of physicians and midwives attending
women in confinement to instill in
.each eye of the new-born child, as
.soon as practicable after birth a one
per cent silver nitrate solution, or
_other approved agent of like charac-
ter, for the purpose of preventing the
.disease known as ophthalmia neona-
“torum.’ ;
“Parents owe their children all the
safeguards that modern science” can
afford. When it comes to the eyes
.of the new-born, this is not only a
moral obligation but also a legal one.
No one has any right to take any
.chances by disregarding it. It is a
matter of compulsory routine. Be-
.cause, contrary to popular opinion,
there are several types of bacteria
which cause discharging eyes and con-
sequent blindness. All babies, there-
fore, of whatever station or condi-
tion must receive this preventive
treatment. ;
“The duty of administering the
-greatment is placed upon the doctor
or the midwife, but parents should
check up on-this perfectly harmless
and vital procedure. :
‘Keeping babies well by taking
+hem to “well baby centres” is laud-
able. To surround them with the
common safgeuards of vaccination
and toxin-antitoxin is also most wise.
And while these things, and more, are
necessary if proper protection is to
be raised against the onslaughts of
disease, the first preventive measure
“is to protect the eyes of the baby
against the possibility of ophthalmia
«Someone has said that a baby’s
eyes are the most beautiful things
in the world. On the other hand, just
remember that a baby’s eyes that are
“blind is one of the saddest of all sad
things. Protect them!”
«Pleasant to take’ is a slogan used
by publicity agents for patent medi-
vine advertisements and by quack
.dentists for the gas administra-
“tions,” said Dr. Theodore B. Appel,
secretary of health, recently. “But
that alluring suggestion in no sense
adds to the efficacy of the bottled
remedies or to the tooth-pulling abil-
ities of unethical dentists.
«Pleasant to take’ can with even
- greater emphasis be applied to that
invisible, odorless and tasteless pro-
duct which is now almost daily tak-
ing victims in Pennsylvania. But this
fact is indeed a weak argument In
favor of that crafty and murderous
criminal known as carbon monoxide.
“Germs, deadly though they may
“be, are amateurs when compared to
“this lethal gas. When invading the
‘system, germs give the victim a
«chance. Their work is comparatively
slow and the physician can more
“frequently than otherwise wage a
:successful fight against them. Not so,
«carbon monoxide. It doesn’t work
‘that way. It knocks you down. And
that usually is the end of it. .
“The pathetic feature of the situa-
tion is that not one death in Penn-
sylvania should occur from carbon
monoxide poisoning. Loss of life and
even illness from this vicious poison
-are entirely and easily preventable.
It is but necessary to supplant in-
. difference with care to achieve this
happy result. Like other cowards
carbon monoxide will not put up
. even a weak defense if confronted
with the slightest bit of opposition.
" However, receiving none, it kills, and
“kills quickly. : :
“The running automobile engine
in a closed garage is a perfect situa-
tion for carbon monoxide. It asks
nothing else. Issuing from the ex-
haust pipe it painlessly and unknow-
ingly slays.
“Tn this season of the year hun-
. dreds of thousands of gas heaters are
. also in use. These appliances, like
automobiles, are perfectly harmless
and entirely safe when properly
handled. The point to be emphasized
in this connection, however, is that a
prolonged use of gas through appli-
ances that have been improperly con-
nected or do not conform to the
standards recommended, by manu-
facturers and gas companies are
likely to produce a dangerous con-
dition in unventilated, small rooms.
It follows that reasonable care must
be exercised with these heating ap-
pliances; indeed with any heating
appliance, whether gas or otherwise.
“Here are the rules to fight carbon
monoxide successfully:
“1. Never start your
in a closed garage.
“2, Never tinker with an automo-
bile with the engine running.
“3, Have the local gas companies
check up on your appliances before
putting them into service.
“4, In using gas or other heaters
fresh air is always desirable and
frequently necessary. Therefore, open
windows slightly, even in very cold
Careless Mailing.
One million dollars is the annual
loss sustained by the business people
of this country through careless mail-
ing methods. Their greatest mistake
is the use of back-number mailing
lists or their neglect to keep their
mailing lists up to date. The records
of the postoffice show that during the
past year 12,688,567 pieces of first-
class mail matter were necessarily
disposed of as waste paper, figured
at five cents each to cover the print-
ing, postage and other costs, this
amounts to the sum of $635,428.85.
This represents only 50 per cent of
the dead letters handled by the de-
partment. No record of the third-
class postage is kept and this repre-
sents a very large amount-which nev-
er even gets to the dead letter office
for it is destroyed by the various
postmasters into whose hands it falls.
This great loss could be very largely
avoided by an occasional revision of
the mailing list made use of and by
the use of return cards printed upon
the envelopes. Many business con-
cerns sending out advertising mate-
rial have an objection to placing their
cards on the envelope arguing that it
betrays the character of the contents
and is not read, but the postal author-
ities say that this is an error, for
practically all sealed mail matter is
opened and examined. The advan-
tages of making use of the card far
outweigh the disadvantages. The
postoffice authorities are about to
start on a campaign to cut down the
volume of undelivered matter.
Murders Grow, Suicides Decline.
Murder is becoming more and more
common in Pennsylvania, while sui-
cide is on the decrease, records in
the offices of the State department of
health here show.
During the first six months of last
year there were 243 deaths in the
State classed as homicide; in the
same period of 1926 there were 236
murders, while in 1925, during the
aw half of the year, there were only
Last year the first six months saw
532 suicides compared to 551 in the
same period last year.
Deaths due to alcoholism also have
been on the increase during the three-
year period, the records revealed. In
the first six months of the year there
were 297 deaths, compared to 189 in
1926 and 203 in 1925.
A heavy increase in automobile fa-
talities also is shown. Last year there
were 784 deaths in the first half, com-
pared to 651 in 1926 and 606 in 1925.
Vanity Not Fault of
North Carolina Man
When John Cerrachi, an Italian
sculptor, wrote to Hugh Williamson.
one of North Carolina’s notables, in
the early days of America, requesting
him te sit for his bust, “not on ac-
count of getting Mr. Williamson's in-
fluence in favor of the Naticnal mon-
ument; this is a subject too worthy
to be recognized; but merely on ac-
count of his distinguished character,
that will produce honor to the artist,”
Williamson replied:
“Mr. Hugh Williamson is
obliged to Mr. Cerrachi for the honor
intended him, and could not possibly
suppose that Mr. Cerrachi had offered
such a compliment by way of a bribe,
for a man in his public station who
could accept a bribe or betray a trust |
ought never to have his likeness made |
ufacturers now merely
except from a block of wood.
“Mr. Williamson in the meantime,
cannot. avail himself of Mr, Cerrachi’s
services, as he believes that posterity
will not be solicitous to know what
were the features of his face.”—Kan-
sas City Star,
Lincoln Myth Exploded
The position of the hands of a jew-
eler’s clock sign is one which has been
selected for the reason that it fur-
nishes the greatest facility to meet
the requirement for painting the long-
er name above the hands and the
shorter word below. The minute hand
has been varied in position from 7 te
925 minutes after 8. Sometimes the
longer name requires to be written
in a semicircle above the hands. There
have been stories connected with the
death of Lincoln that the position of
the hands is commemorative of the
hour of the death, but this story can
be shown to be false from the simple
fact that the hour of the death of
Lincoln was not at 8:22 o’clock. Fur-
ther, the use of this position of the
hands of the clock is believed to have
preceded Lincoln's death,
“Fossil Raindrops”
In slabs of Triassic rock little de-
pressions are often seen that have
been called “fossil raindrops,” the idea
being that they were formed by show-
ers on muddy sea beaches, and pre-
served by being covered with a layer
of mud at the next high tide.
But lately it has been suggested, in
view of observations on a flood plain
in the Dorn valley, that the supposed
impressions of rain drops may really
be due to pittings formed by bubbles
in a film of mud at the bottom of shal-
low water. There have been watched
the formation of many pittings, and
it has been found that after the mud
has dried they exactly resemble “fos-
sil raindrops.”
“Pie and hash are what you make
them.” .
Parisian flappers, having no oth-
er need for hips, occasionally carry
their flowers there. Some of the
most recent evening dresses from au-
thoritative houses have bouquets or
roses caught at the hip, or in the
folds of silk which form a bustle, or
bow at the back. This back arrange-
ment usually heralds a rudimentary
train. The side arrangement of flow-
ers is most commonly seen in rich
velvets or stiff taffetas.
The cardigan sweater has gradu-
ated. It is now a coat. More than
one house is making spring coats ex-
actly like cardigans, elongated to
dress length, fashioned of fine wool-
ens, and lined with finely-printed
silks to accompany matching silk
The actual line of the cardigan re-
mains unchanged. It is like the plain,
collarless sweater which for the last
few seasons has been made of jer-
seys, silks and other fabrics to match
the dress with which it is worn.
The plain band which takes the
place of the collar extends to the hem
of the coat, and is sometimes with-
out buttons or buttonholes.
The shoulder flower, which seemed
doomed, is again an important fash-
ion. It is a new type of flower—not
so much a decoration as a part of
the design of the costume.
Many times it is made of the fab-
ric of the dress. Drooping chrysan-
themums, worn at the tip of the
shoulder, are new. There are also
flowers of shining, transparent stuff,
like those on dresses of Louisebou-
langer, duplicating the colors of the
printed chiffon.
Blossoms of black patent leather,
worn on the lapel of a tailored coat
and matched by a flower on the hat,
and a black patent leather belt on
the dress beneath, are the latest.
In a season of black, Paris is com-
bining color in a subtle way of tinge-
ing beige and gray with suggestions
of greens and blues, by darkening
deep reds until they are very near
Each designer is launching certain
colors which he claims are his own,
dyed according to his direction. Beiges
particularly are adroitly colored.
Some have a very slight touch of rose,
and others which verge upon the gray
tones of putty.
Delicately pale gray-greens and
creamy yellows are used for wool
coats which have immense collars of
light fur, such as natural lynx or
beige fox.
Stylists are now spending much
- side, the other side being of rubber-
‘ized crepe de chine.
' the song which tells us to wear our
' silver-lined clouds “inside out.”
‘or finish it was considered quite a
| material with such attractive edges
as to suggest and inspire all kinds
! of the newest English, Scotch
time and skill on the creating of
rainy-day ensembles for ages from
tot to matron. We of this genera-
tion are expected to present a chic
appearance, rain or no rain.
Materials that were formerly for
fair days only, are now processed to
stand the ravages of rain and storm.
Rubberized crepe de chine, for in-
stance, has entered handsomely into
the scheme of things.
An exceedingly new coat is a re-
versible garment, either of tweed,,
plaided silk or novelty woolen on one |
ized cre Probably the
inspiration for these coats came from
any rate, these new reversible coats
are handsome in appearance, at the
same time practical and protecting
in case of a downpour.
Leather, too, takes a smart place
in raincoats. Some suedes, too, are
waterproof, and are to be seen in
many handsome colorings. Snakeskin
effects in rubberized fabrics add their
modishness to mediums for rainy-day
coats and accessories.
Selvages which at one time were
considered waste are now very often
called upon to play quite an import-
ant part in the mode. When first
some of the great dressmakers al-
lowed a selvage to remain as a trim
daring and original act. Catching at
the idea with great speed, tissue man-
say, “Why
not?” for they present their rolls of
of novel ways of using them.
Especially effective are the Selvages
Irish tweeds. Often they are formed
by fine colorful stripes, these same
colors being later mixed in the more
indefinite fashion, characteristic of
Fireplace furnishings of oxydized
metal are most easily kept in order
by occasional treatment with furni-
ture cream.
Lacquered brass must, of course,
be kept free from polishes; usually a
leather or duster will suffice to keep
it in order. If it does get dirty, wash
with a little soapy lather, dry and
polish with dry whiting.
When filling the sitting-room coal
scuttle prepare one or two sugar bags,
filling them with dampened coal dust
or very small coal. A few potato
parings and tea leaves will help to
bind it. Close the bags securely and
they will provide good fuel for an
open grate, burning brightly and mak-
ing no mess.
When washing wool hosiery, put
slipper trees inside the stockings
while they are still wet, not the solid
boot trees with a strip of metal con-
necting heel and toe. When dried in
this way stockings are worn more
Enlarging the small room.—Light
walls and woodwork. Mirrors placed
where the most space is reflected.
Avoid the use of too much furniture
and too heavy draperies. In a small
living-room don’t attempt a center
table, but try to arrange the furni-
ture artistically around the room with
wall tables rather than one in the
If you use a great deal of cocoa and
sometimes are called upon to make
it in a hurry, why not make a quart
of chocolate syrup and keep it on ice
in a bottle? When cocoa is desired.
one teaspoon of syrup to a cup of hot
milk will make the cocoa in a jiffy.
1—Heavy mist
4—To get the better of
8—To knock 11—Regretted
L3—The sun
14—Girl’'s “ame
17—State house
19—A blotch
21—Morning religious service
23—Early race occupying Iranian
27—Cooking vessels
15—A dart
29—Was carried
31—To exist 32—Some
33—Puts teeth into
34—Feline 35—Road (abbr.)
3¢—Is carried along in a vehicle
37—Female horse
33—Small label on a package
39—Deep sea worker
41—ADbility to see
43—Pertaining to the nose
45—To add sugar to
47—Pertaining to the navy
49—Rowing implements
50—To arrest
58—Highways (abbr.)
55-~Meshed material
(©. 1926, Western awspaper Union.)
days old it will tilt upwards. If stale,
it will stand on end. If very old, it
will float.
Pour hot water over onions, allow
them to remain for a few minutes,
then drain and pour cold water over
them. The skins can be removed eas- |
—For a New Year's remembrance |
to a friend there is nothing better |
than the “Watchman. !
Chi.ches-ter 8 Diamond Bran |
Pills in Red and Gold metallic i
boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon. |
Take no other. Buy of your
Draggist. Ask for OIL.OIES TER
known as Best, Safsst, Always Reliable |
When the correct letters are placed in the white spaces this puzzle will
spell words both vertieally and herisomtally.
indicated by a number, which reidrs to the definition listed below the pussle.
Thus No. 1 under the column headed “horizontal” defines n word which will all
the white spaces up to the first black square to the right, and a number under
“yertical” defines a word which will fill the white squares to the next black ome
below. Neo letters go in the black spaces. All words used are dictionary words,
except proper mames. Abbreviations, slang, initials, technical terms and shao-
lete forms are indicated im the definitions.
1—Brother of a religious order
2—Belonging to us
3—European country
6—Fabled bird
7—To close violently
8—To bind again
9—At a later time
12—Those who act
14—Measure of volume
22—Plece of fire
33—A corner
87—Small plateaus
The first letter in each word is
in metrie
31—To prohibit
40—Moving vehicle
41—To hit with
42—Canvas shelter
46—Distress signal
46—Egg of a louse
48—To permit
Solution will appear in mext issme.
34—Desert train
: 33-—Rows
a bat
Solution to Last Week’s Puzzle.
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— The Watchman gives all the
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE ' news while it is news.
1924 Ford Coupe
(two) 1925 Chevrolet Tourings
1923 Chevrolet Sedan
9124 Ford Sedan
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a wonderful Holiday present.
Open Day
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(two) 1924 Chevrolet Tourings ............. suai ais
1923 Chevrolet Coupe ........seeseteccescese sail sr aateay
(two) 1924 Ford Tourings ....... see aisles nate alk ie
1923 Ford Roadster with truck box
1928 International truck ...... cv ieeevuveincartaniares
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1925 Ford Coupe, Ruxsteel Axel ...................0. “
1924 Ford Truck, half-ton .............. cena chitin,
1927 Oldsmobile Sedan “Sport Model” ..............ctt.
1927 Chevrolet Coach—late model ......... esa va bh
1927 Chevrolet Coupe—late model ........ eeleite on .
1926 Chevrolet Coupe, fully equipped ........... aly, .
1926 Chevrolet one-ton truck, with stake body
1927 Chevrolet one-ton truck, with 110-inch body
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1923 Ford Roadster .....c.c:v:hvseaces ones teiaivils araineh
1924 Durant Touring ...« sinilon
1923 Oldsmobile 8-cylinder Touring .........coeeuninnens
Used Car Bargains
Values that will sweep you off your feet are found in these
cars. Small down payment and menthly terms to suit your in-
come. You may think you cannot buy a car, but you can if youn
will come in and ask how. At no other time in the year have you
a better chance than during the next few weeks.
Uc 1927 Pontiac Coach ..... SER ERE Se Thal $490.00
i 1923 Nash Sedan, fully equipped .............cevoe.. .. 450.00
oe 1927 Ford Coupe, driven less than 200 miles............. 400.00
1925 Rickernbacker Touring, 4-wheel brakes ............ 200.00
These cars have been carefully inspected and are guaranteed
to be in good running condition. Any one of these cars will make
Decker Chevrolet Co.
Corner of High and Spring streets.
Phone 405
SS ar
SS Raranan
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Practices in
all courts. Office, room 18 Crider’'s
Exchange. 51-1y
Law, Bellefonte, Pa. Prompt ate
tention given all legal business en-
trusteed to hiis care. Offices—No. 5; East
High street. 57-44
M. KEICHLINE. — Attorney-at-Law
and Justice of the Peace. All pro-
fessional business will receive
prompt attention. Offices on second floor
of Temple Court. 49-5-1y
G. RUNKLE.—Attorney-at-Law, Con-
sultation in English and German.
Office in Crider’'s Exchange, Belle-
fonte, Pa. 53-5
Bellefonte State College
Crider’'s EX. 66-11 Holmes Bldg.
S. GLENN, M. D. Physician and
Surgeon, State College, Centre
county, Pa. Office at his residence.
D. CASEBEER, Optometrist.—Regis-
tered and licensed by the State.
J Eyes examined, glasses fitted. Sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Frames replaced
and leases matched. Casebeer Bldg. High
St., Bellefonte, Pa. 71-22-t¢
VA B. ROAN, Optometrist, Licensed by
the State Board. State College,
every day except Saturday,
Bellefonte, in the Garbrick building op-
posite the Court House, Wednesday after-
noons from 2 to 8 p. m. and Saturdays 9
a. m. to 4.30 p. m. Bell Phone 68-40
We keep a full line of all kinds of feeds
at the right prices.
Wagners 22% Dairy Feed $50.00
Wagners 32% Dairy Feed $54.00
Made of cotton seed meal, oil meal, glut-
en and bram.
Wagners Mixed Scratch grains per H $2.50
Wagners Egg Mash, per H.........
Wagners Pig Meal, per H.......... 2.80
We handle a full line of Wayne feeds.
Wayne 329 Dairy Feed, per tom. ...$58.00
Wayne 249 Dairy Feed, per ton....$54.00
Wayne Horse Feed, per ton........ $52.00
Wayne Poultry Mash, per H....... $ 8.20
Wayne Pig Meal, per H........... $ 2.90
Wayne Calf Meal, per H............ $ 4.25
Cotton Seed Meal, 43%, per ten....$56.00
Oil Meal, 32%, per ton..... canes ...$56.00
Gluten Feed, 23%, per ton.......... $48.00
Alfalfa fine ground, per tom....... $48.00
Winter wheat bran, per ten........$38.00
Winter wheat Middlings, per ton...$44.00
Mixed chop, per ten .........e00eee . $45.00
Meat Meal, 50%, per H........cconn $ 4.25
Digescter Tankage, 60%, per H...... $425
Meat Meal 509% per Ho............. $4.28
Digester tankage 60% ............. 4.23
‘When you want good bread or pastry
Use “Our Best” Flour.
We are the exclusive agents for the
GOLD COIN FLOUR. A high grade eof
Spring wheat.
0. Y. Wagner & 6o., Ing
66-11-1yr. BELLEFONTE, PA.
“Caldwell & Son
Bellefonte, Pa.
and Heating
By Hot Water
Pipeless Furnaces
Full Line of Pipe and Fit-
tings and Mill Supplies
All Sizes of Terra Cotta
Pipe and Fittings
Cheerfully and Promptly Furnished
Fine Job Printing
at the
There is no style of work, from the
cheapest “Dodger” to the finest
that we can not do in the most sat-
{sfactory manner, and at Prices
consistent with the class of work.
Call on or communicate with this
This Interests You
The Workman's Compensation
Law went into effect Jan. 1,
1916. It makes insurance compul-
sory. We specialize in placing
such insurance. We inspect
Plants and recommend Accident
Prevention Safe Guards which
Reduce Insurance rates.
It will be to your interest to
consult us before placing your
State College Bellefonte,